As regular readers of this blog are aware, my family and I have been dealing with some heavy Life Stuff this past year -- some of which resolved, blessedly, back in April; some of which is still unfolding. We're going through another tricky patch right now, and my office time will be limited this month. I'm going to try to keep this blog going nonetheless...but please forgive me if I don't always respond to comments in the next few weeks. Rest assured that I'll be reading them. I truly appreciate the conversation (with me and between yourselves) that goes on in the comments section, along with the poems and quotes and links you bring here; and I'll join in whenever Life Stuff allows.